Alex Cistelecan (b. 1979) is one of the most important Romanian translators from recent Italian philosophy. He is also a philosopher, an essayist and a member of the leftist platform CriticAtac, “a group of social, intellectual and political criticism”. In a dialogue with Alex Goldiș, he has answered a few questions about his stance on the theories and conceptualizations of community, as they are conveyed by contemporary thinking. The interview evokes the social commitment of the group CriticAtac and its representation as a critical community, as well as the current relevance of the notion of “common” as it is involved in the communist project.

Keywords: community, CriticAtac, the common and communism, the criticism of postcolonial thought, Marxism.